Tufts University
Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences
136 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02111

P: (617) 636-6767
F: (617) 636-0375

Director: Jamie Maguire

Contact: Ledja Lera
P: (617) 636-6767
F: (617) 636-0375

Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences (BDBS) Summer Research Program for Undergraduates

Year Program Started: 1990

Max. Participants/Year: 19-20

Application Deadline: February 15

Program Timeframe: early June to mid August (10 weeks)

Academic Level Targeted: college

Racial/Ethnic Focus: African American, Native American, Mexican American, Puerto Rican, Other Hispanic, Pacific Islander

Type of Program: research, internship/fellowship, mentoring

Program Attributes: non-credit, housing provided, transportation provided, books/supplies provided, stipend provided, mentors/advisors provided

Program Acceptance Requirements: class year (must have successfully completed at least one year of college), disadvantaged status (individuals who are members of economically disadvantaged families and disabled persons), U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Primary Science Discipline(s) Targeted: biochemistry, biology, bio (cellular), bio (molecular), epidemiology, genetics, pre-medicine, pharmacology, public health, science (biomed), science (health), microbiology, experimental therapeutics and neuroscience

Additional Comments: This program is open to students interested in pursuing future PhD or MD/PhD studies in biomedical sciences.